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They Who Are Too Busy
« on: November 28, 2007, 05:08:46 AM »
Possibly AKA They Who Have No Time.

It's 5am, I have to get up at 8am, and I'm still going through stuff for a Distributed Systems test tomorrow. Phase 1 of the project was delivered on Monday. Phase 2 is due in two weeks (it's huge), and I need to do extras if I don't want do aim for a measly 14/20. There's a very small program to submit until Friday. There's an Artificial Intelligence research assignment (neural networks) due on Monday, and there's another two weeks of bayesian networks after that. There's a "desktop" made in flash/actionscript due two weeks from now. And finally, there's the ongoing need to compile a language with functions/procedures (the interpreter and grammar are done), and this week, the final assignment for that class should come out and continue up to 23:59 of the 30th of December.

Oh, and we're lucky because we've had 3 Computer Graphics assignments accepted, and we don't need to do the next one.

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So, how about you guys?
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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007, 08:22:55 AM »
I'm trying to write a blog every day.

Your stuff sounds a lot harder. Your stuff sounds insanely hard, even.

Next semester will be busier for me.

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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 05:08:53 PM »
[rant mode:ON]
Ok, here goes.

I have had several exams this quarter. I have the last "partial" exam tomorrow. On top of that, I have to make a stupid "research work" (I don't know how to translate it properly, sorry) which consists on making a virtual enterprise project, with everything it means: financing studies, project elaboration, market share research, etc. This spans more than 70 pages, and I must give it December 14th and then do an oral presentation before the whole class. I have to do some exercices for the operating systems architecture class, one of which include a chat. I have to do some work I must give in for the communications laboratory next week. Of course, I also have to study the 5 subjects I have which are not a laboratory for the finals on January, because there are lots of things to assimilate, and there is no way of learning everything on one week or less. And I have 35 hours of class a week, so I have virtually no free time. Luckily, I have finished most of the homework for this quarter... I guess I'll survive somehow.

Did I forgot to mention my university has one of the higher fail rates on Spain? The exams here are specially hard. I have the "pass" ratio of all subjects somewhere, I can post it later.
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Sorry for all the mistranslations I have possibly made above. Translating the words we use for all of this was hard!

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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 06:00:23 PM »
Wow, 35 hours, you're worst off than I am, I've only got 28 and it's way too little! Congratulations!

And yeah, finals are great, aren't they? I haven't even tried looked at exams yet. I just can't. I did study most of everything for the test I had today (it didn't go that well :(), so I'm somewhat prepared for the exam.

I did do 80 hours per week for university related work (includings transportation), for 5 weeks in a row. That I am totally wrecked after that kind of schedule goes without saying! Oh, I just saw I have a test on the 20th. Man, seriously, how can a guy survive?

On a happier note, it's been the most interesting semestre I've ever had, but also the most frustrating. Whereas before we were always going at a rather slow pace in the 2 or 3 interesting classes, now we've 5 really interesting ones and I simply cannot absorb everything. I ->LOVE<- to understand and be able to explore the intricacies of what I'm learning. None of that now. I'm probabaly averaging around 6 hours of sleep, and I was used to 9.

And also, this semestre is like this because of Bolonha (I'm guessing you know what that is ;)). It's the transition, and some classes are moving semestre. We ended up with all the hard ones in this semestre. It's just this year though, so it was just bad luck :) On the other hand, I've never had to do anything 70 pages long :P

I'm 3rd year, hopefully graduating this year. Continuing for the other 2 years, of course! What year are you?

And about the fail rate: my course also has a large fail-rate. The fact is most people don't give a damn and are just spending their parents' money. But let's not get me started on that :P Computer Science / Informatics is an extremely strenuous course because you have to do assignments everywhere, otherwise you won't really learn.

Ah well. Brothers in ... timelessness!? ;D
Good luck, and hang in there!;)

Anyone else?
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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 07:18:30 PM »
Ah, a place to complain! :D

I have been working hard with my dev team for 3 weeks now, we have three deliveries due this week and we keep hunting and hunting bugs, the client keeps trying to change the initial scope, it is a constant fight, Today is one of the deliveries and the QA team is already throwing stones at us, we are defending with leather shields, small, weak shields. I worked til 2 AM yesterday, and have been working 70 hours / week in average (sucks :P)

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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 11:29:08 PM »
Hmm, I just got back from a 4 week holiday, where I did not touch a computer or think about my job or masters degree at all. I have no university work due for at least 4-5 months, I have some deadlines at work which are due "when they are done". I am looking forward for another 3 weeks holiday over christmas. 

In my increasingly spare time I have started brewing beer again since we are getting hot/dry weather at the moment. 

Hmm I might as well start RL programming again, or then again I might just sit back and relax and watch cricket on tv with a homebrew in my hand. 

Good luck with your busy lives, you guys should really move to Australia and get an high paying government job like me :)  Wait someones piping the cricket through to my desktop again, looks like I dont have to go home afterall. *sound of beer bottle opening*

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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 01:38:20 PM »
Im on critical path and doing 6 days a week until probably end of january.

Corremn, I'd move back home (australia) if I could.. :)
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Re: They Who Are Too Busy
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 04:47:31 PM »
I'm in grad school, so I'm lucky to be home by 11 most nights. Once every couple weeks I'm not back until 3 or 4. A lot of the other students just spend the night at school when that happens but I always walk home for my sanity's sake.